Tino Sehgal: à Marrakech

Tino Sehgal: à Marrakech

BAM (former Bank al-Maghrib)

May 6, 2016
Tino Sehgal
à Marrakech
May 13–June 5, 2016
BAM (former Bank al-Maghrib)
near Jemaa el-Fna square


From May 13 through June 5, 2016, a new and unique exhibition by Tino Sehgal will be presented in Marrakech. This project, organized by curator Mouna Mekouar and supported by Moroccan partners, will unfold at the BAM, a historical building located at the edge of the Jemaa el-Fna square. Tino Sehgal will present choreographed sequences interpreted by dancers, showcasing contemporary work alongside more ancient practices.

The BAM is closely linked to the Jemaa el-Fna square, which has for centuries distilled, assimilated, and transformed different cultural and artistic practices. A space open to all possibilities, this square invites artists to construct, in a heterogeneous and non-systematic way, constantly evolving forms. Musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers, acrobats and fortunetellers present their craft here every day, from sunset until late into the night. They combine gestures and words, sounds and postures in order to captivate the public who, in turn, gather in the "halqa," or the magic circle, to watch and listen.

Following this principle; Sehgal’s project will unite the public to experience sensations that are closely attuned to the ancient pulsation of the Jemaa el-Fna square, where art and artistic practices have spread and filtered down through generations. Sehgal's piece will propose a new experience which will evolve and transform over time. It’s also an invitation to spend some time together in the historical monument of the BAM and the Jemaa el-Fna square, which promote sharing and exchange.

Curator: Mouna Mekouar

Contact: info [​at​] halqa.org

Special thanks to:
Le Conseil Communal de la Ville de Marrakech
La Wilaya de la Région Marrakech-Safi
Le Conseil Régional de Marrakech-Safi

Thanks to Marian Goodman Gallery for its support.

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